[ doom ]
/ dum /


verb (used with object)

Nearby words

  1. doolie,
  2. doolittle,
  3. doolittle, hilda,
  4. doolittle, james harold,
  5. dooly,
  6. doom and gloom,
  7. doom palm,
  8. doom-laden,
  9. doomed,
  10. doomful

Origin of doom

before 900; Middle English dome, dōm, Old English dōm judgment, law; cognate with Old Norse dōmr, Gothic dōms; compare Sanskrit dhā́man, Greek thémis law; see do1, deem

1. See fate. 3. condemnation. 6. predestine.

Related formsdoom·y, adjectivepre·doom, verb (used with object)self-doomed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for doomed

British Dictionary definitions for doomed


/ (duːm) /


death or a terrible fate
a judgment or decision
(sometimes capital) another term for the Last Judgment


(tr) to destine or condemn to death or a terrible fate

Word Origin for doom

Old English dōm; related to Old Norse dōmr judgment, Gothic dōms sentence, Old High German tuom condition, Greek thomos crowd, Sanskrit dhāman custom; see do 1, deem, deed, -dom

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Word Origin and History for doomed
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